Skip to comments.Fast And Furious Did Not Begin Under President Bush
Posted on 06/22/2012 5:38:41 PM PDT by raptor22
Scandal: The president's spokesman confuses a "controlled delivery" operation known as Wide Receiver with the quite different Fast and Furious and couldn't even remember the name of the Border Patrol agent killed by it.
When a Border Patrol agent is murdered in the service of his country as a result of a program run by his own government, one would think the White House press secretary would know his name. Jay Carney, his name was Brian Terry.
During a contentious press conference where even the White House press corps seemed to have had enough with the administration's tap dancing about an operation that began on its watch and got two federal agents killed, ABC's Jake Tapper had to feed a stumbling Carney the name of the Border Patrol agent killed by it.
To refresh Mr. Carney's memory, and perhaps that of the president, who never called the family, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in December 2010 at the hands of an illegal immigrant working for the Sinaloa Cartel just 10 miles from the Mexico border near Nogales, Ariz. Two AK-47 assault rifles found at the site of the Terry shooting were traced back to a straw buyer allowed to smuggle guns into Mexico with the blessing of the ATF and Eric Holder's Department of Justice.
In addition to Agent Terry, Immigration Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata was also killed in a separate incident by a weapon allowed to "walk" into Mexico from the U.S. as part of the administration's third-rate alleged attempt to track and catch gun traffickers. Let us not forget the hundreds of Mexican nationals who have been killed by Fast and Furious weapons.
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O’Reilly (who I’m only watching cause I’m bored) had a guest on tonight that kept insisting that we go all the way back to the Bush operation. That was his only point for the little time that he had to talk. BOR just said they can investigate that later.
This president and his minions are guilty of aiding and abetting crime - and they want a pass? Good luck with that - American's demand justice!
Here, let me fix it! “where even the fellating White House press corps”. There.
The Democrats have a habit of playing two games: the blame game and the race card game. They know those games the best. The MSM always jumps in and plays right along.
BLAME BUSH...BLAME BUSH...BLAME BUSH...
jeez Hussein what would you have done if you followed Bill Clinton??? man you could not have survived it this far and take that teleprompter away and you are lost...
looking forward to the debates with Romney, a man who needs NO teleprompter...
Good article, but even IBD is still mischaracterizing F&F as a botched “law enforcemsnt operation”, despite the fact that it had nothing to do with enforcing any laws.
How many thousands of weapons did Bush deliver to the Mexican Cartel under Wide Receiver?
How many cartel members has Obama arrested under Fast and Furious?
thanks and bookmark
F&F was begun in Oct. 2009 ten months after 0bungles took office.
Yup, Dems are pushing hard the MEME that F&F is a Bush tar baby...
I post at a dem site and took several to task over this...
You are a patient person, but it seems educating the masses is left to us since the mass media seems to be too in the back pocket of Obama.
Those facts are a real problem for the lefties, and expect the lib you are correcting on the facts to get upset, usually spewing unrelated insults and denial and charges of racism.
Eventually, overwhelmed with the truth, they submit, but it is a difficult process for them. I imagine those employed at the NYT and MSNBC will become quite conflicted as this develops since it is their man who clearly deserves the wrath of what Nixon got, but they really have no choice, and THAT will be fun to watch.
Me and several other non-hoplophobes have been doing the same on Huffington Post for the last couple days. I’m probably wasting my time but still worth explaining the truth.
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